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Diagnosis for 8.16.22: Checking the pulse of Florida health care news and policy

Welcome back to Diagnosis, a vertical that focuses on the crossroads of health care policy and politics. Here’s something to put on your radar. Medicaid expansion, which has long been a no-go in Florida and as well as other states controlled by Republicans, is starting to get a renewed look in other states that have …

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Two Denver recovery clinics helping to supplement behavioral health care access in Summit County soon to become neighbors

The door to the new Front Range Clinic and Mile High Behavioral Healthcare space is pictured on the afternoon of Thursday, August 18, 2022. The two Denver healthcare providers have partnered together with the help of Building Hope to bring addiction recovery and behavioral health services to Summit County. Eiliana Wright/Summit Daily News The end …

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Health Care — White House ramping up monkeypox vaccine push

Heads up, you only have one day left to cast your ballot in the 2022 Kids Mullet Championships. And there are a lot of impressive (and adorable) candidates this year.  Today in health care, the Biden administration announced steps to enhance the monkeypox response with more vaccine doses and targeted allocation of resources to jurisdictions.  Welcome to …

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Important Update for Health Care Providers Regarding In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2406 | JD Supra

Over 10 years ago, a purported class of insurance subscribers and health care providers alleged that the various Blue Cross-affiliated health insurers (Blues) conspired to eliminate competition between themselves, resulting in higher premiums for subscribers and lower reimbursement rates for providers. Now, in a ruling with substantial impact on every health care provider that participates …

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5 Things Alaska: Workforce grants, Health care spending, Overdose death increase – State of Reform

My name is Eli Kirshbaum and I’m a Senior Reporter/Editor here at State of Reform. Emily is out on vacation this week, so I’m stepping in to write her newsletters while she’s gone. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or comments during her time off—I’d be happy to …

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Dental Startup Flossy Raises $14.7 Million To Expand Access To Oral Care

Open female mouth during oral checkup at the dentist. Selective focus. getty Our mouths are most definitely part of our bodies, but you might not know it based on how dentistry works in the United States. Your doctor can probably do about as much to address your oral health as your dentist can do for …

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Watch: Why some Texas churches support access to reproductive health care despite the state’s abortion ban

Watch more video. Having trouble viewing? Watch this video on texastribune.org. Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. In 2019, over two dozen Texas congregations partnered with the nonprofit Just Texas: Faith Voices for Justice and declared their spaces are Reproductive Freedom …

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Hines transplant surgeon appointed to national VA position | VA Hines health care | Veterans Affairs

Dr. Reynold Lopez-Soler, Director of Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital’s Renal Transplant Program, was appointed Chairman of the Department of Veterans Affairs Transplant Surgery Surgical Advisory Board (SAB). During the three-year appointment, Lopez-Soler will help develop transplant policies and procedures across VA’s nation-wide medical system and 15 transplant centers. The Transplant Surgery SAB also advises …

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Democrats’ climate, health care bill fulfills some Biden promises, not others

A bill on climate change, health care and corporate taxation advances some of the key promises President Joe Biden campaigned on in 2020. But the scaled-back bill also offers a reminder of other Biden campaign promises that had to be pushed off until later, if ever. The bill passed with Democratic votes only in the …

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Advocates call on Cleveland leaders to start ‘care response’ model for mental health crises

CLEVELAND — A report released Wednesday makes the case for launching a health-first approach to responding to mental health crises in Cleveland. “We have an opportunity here. There’s a funding moment. There’s a moment of attention,” said Piet van Lier, a senior researcher at Policy Matters Ohio. “How do we provide a response? How do we keep, …

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